So this is what I'll be having for the next three days:
I'm doing the Blue Print Cleanse three day Renovation Cleanse, which is great for a newbie juicer like me. The renovation is their entry level cleanse, which I think means it had heartier juices/more calories than the other cleanses. It's only a little past one on day one, but I'm liking the juices (conveniently labeled in 1-6, the order in which they are to be consumed) so far. Right now I'm sipping on a pineapple, apple, mint concoction and it's delicious.
In other, less literal juicy news, I recently finished another hat.
Pattern: Rikke, by Sarah Young
Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK
Needles: 3.5mm, 4.5mm
Start: March 24
Finish: March 26
I love this pattern, so so much. It's so simple in it's appearance, design and construction, that it's genius. All garter stitch and a subtle change in texture brought about by a simple change in needle size. This is actually the second Rikke hat I've made; the first was for me and I wear it all the time. It's black and I haven't managed to take a decent picture of it, so no blogging, but this pretty green (Jade is the colorway) shows the stitch detail and texture nicely.
I selected this yarn as part of a thank you gift I received for knitting something for a friend. The way that it's dyed, the yarn seems almost to glow from the inside, all space-agey and stuff. It's the first Madeline Tosh (side note: is she related to Peter Tosh, by chance? Because that would be cool) that I've ever worked with and now I get what all the fuss is about. It's incredibly buoyant and springy, making it a great pairing with patters in which stitch definition is a plus. I was at Purl last week and had to stop myself from pulling one of her glowing tans off the shelf and shoving it into my basket, such was my enthusiasm for this yarn. But I kept myself to the one skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater that I needed to finish another work in progress.
Last Friday I went to what turned out to be a lame party with some close friends (we enjoyed each other's company, anyway, almost as much as the Nilla Wafer banana pudding dessert that was on offer), and as we were leaving, I pulled this hat out of my bag and started working on it as we walked to the train. I asked Him if he thought he might have use for the hat, when She jumped in and said she liked it, too. Fortunatly, they're married, so Megan & David, this hat's for you!
Finally, a third, slightly more salacious and definitely funkier kind of juicy. I leave you with the 1983 R&B hit "Juicy Fruit" by Mtume. Sexy lyrics, yes, but it's still Sunday morning cleaning the house music to me.